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Dorothy Gunther Pugh

Dorothy Gunther Pugh, BA’72: Dance with a different P.O.V.

Oct. 2, 2018—Ballet Memphis is no ordinary performing arts space. Its glass exteriors invite passersby to gaze at rehearsals within. Abundant greenery and a courtyard café further entice community members to sit a while. The $21 million, 38,000-square-foot venue opened in August 2018 in the city’s fashionable Overton Square, precisely 31 years after the company launched with...

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Dorothy Gunther Pugh, BA’72: Dance with a different P.O.V.

Jun. 8, 2018—It’s been a long journey for CEO and founding artistic director Dorothy Gunther Pugh, the former junior-high schoolteacher whose dream was to bring a premier ballet company to her native city. For her vision she was named Memphian of the Year last December by Memphis, the City Magazine.

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